Webinars

Webinar: Teaching Emotional Regulation: Essential Skills for Students with Disabilities

Schools are faced with a growing population of students who require significant behavioral interventions. However, current special education supports are not designed to address the complicated needs of students with ASD and other emotional and behavioral disabilities. Join us and learn about new compelling research in the area of Emotional Regulation that shows impacted brain region leading to a more ...

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Webinar: Culturally Relevant Instruction: Teaching for Everyone’s Success!

As America’s schools are becoming increasing ethnically diverse, teachers need the knowledge, skills, and models to incorporate culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into their daily instruction. In this webinar, you will learn instructional strategies, information about inclusive educational materials, and strategies to differentiate between exceptionalities and cultural differences. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify 3-4 strategies for making the ...

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Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues: What We Need to Know

This webinar will highlight the important topics discussed in the book Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood. You will learn the best practices for recognition of mental health issues in children, sources of challenging behaviors, and promoting social emotional health and appropriate behaviors in children. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify the major causes ...

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Webinar: From Philosophy to Practice: Enacting Authentic School Inclusion

This webinar is for educators who are interested in creating authentically inclusive communities in PreK-12 classrooms in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. We will provide many strategies related to changing mindsets about students, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students. Join us to explore topics ...

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Webinar: Co-Planning: The Key to Student Success in the Co-Taught Classroom

Through this step-by-step plan, co-teachers will collaboratively identify the instructional standards, assess student knowledge and learner requisites, tailor lessons to meet the individual needs of the students, and promote success for all.  You will see how critical conversations between the teachers will promote a collegial environment to become a unified team for the success of the student learners. After this ...

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Webinar: Determining What Works Best for Students: Taking a Deeper Look at Critical Special Education Issues

This webinar will explore evaluating special education programs using an educational benefit analysis, to examine and determine least restrictive placements and informal dispute resolutions strategies. You will learn to use a tool to determine whether a student needs a more restrictive placement using a multi-disciplinary approach as well as strategies to implement your own Informal Dispute Resolution programs. After this ...

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Webinar: There’s No “I” in Team: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teacher-Paraeducator Collaboration

Effective collaboration among school personnel, especially teacher-paraeducator collaboration, can improve achievement for students with special needs. The relationship between teachers and paraeducators not only serves as a social model for students but can also provide greater opportunities for instruction and learning. Drawing from 4 years of field-work in special education classrooms, we present a framework for understanding the collaborative relationship ...

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Webinar: Effective Intervention for Reading Difficulties

Learn the research-based reading techniques that teachers have been looking for! This webinar will present the most highly effective approaches to word-level reading difficulties, which can help struggling readers regardless of their particular disability category. Reported in top journals by established teams of researchers, these approaches allowed students to build a large sight vocabulary and often closed the gap with ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Webinar: Administrators: Helping New Special Education Teachers Thrive in the Classroom

The number of special educators leaving the field every year is well known and a cause for great concern. Special educators leave their jobs in greater numbers than their general education counterparts for many reasons, but we do know that a positive school culture has a tremendous effect on the success rate of a new teacher. When it comes to ...

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Webinar: Thriving as a New Special Education Teacher

Having support and resources helps special education teachers to not only survive, but thrive during their first years in the classroom. This webinar will share effective strategies new teachers need to enhance student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student progress. Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth, authors of the brand-new edition of The Survival Guide for New Special Education ...

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Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities: Solve It!

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure involving multiple cognitive processes beyond computing an equation. Students must comprehend the problem information, create a mental model of the problem, and from that model determine and execute a viable ...

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Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll ...

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Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) This program will give you two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skill. You’ll learn how to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction and how to teach computation with and without ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards and Students with Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) A wave of STEM instruction is sweeping the country, but students with disabilities are not always riding that wave, especially in science. This webinar will change the tide by providing you with better instructional strategies to help you reach students with high-incidence disabilities such as emotional, behavioral, or learning ...

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